By Femi Atolagbe, Asaba
There is a strong bond between Delta State athletes and the government, Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu has averred.
Aniagwu said Delta State Government will not do anything to alter the trust the athletes have in the government, affirming that the athletes will be bountifully rewarded as usual.
“Delta State will not disappoint the athletes in terms of remuneration”,he said.
The commissioner stated this while addressing journalists at the media center of Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
He added that over 12,000 athletes from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory are taking part in the ongoing 21st National Sports Festival in Delta State, adding that Nigeria is heavily challenge in term of diversity.
He noted that sports is one the tools to tackle the diversity challenges confronting Nigeria, urging all and sundry to unite for the progress of the nation.
Mr Aniagwu also assured contingents that the local organising committee is ready to meet every challenges such as logistics and accommodation faced by athletes.
In terms of the maintenance of the Stephen Keshi stadium and other facilities, Mr Aniagwu said the state would not abandon or render the facilities useless but ensure constant use of the stadium with different sporting event such as the secondary and primary school competitions which he said has helped them to discover raw talents.